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PlantFiles: Green Velvet Alocasia
Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: micholitziana (mik-oh-lit-zee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frydek
Additional cultivar information: (aka Green Velvet)

Synonym:Alocasia frydek

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Emilio40 On May 27, 2012, Emilio40 from June Park, FL wrote:

I have two frydek specimens in 6 1/2 inch Pots. Both are meristem cultured.
I transplanted them as soon as I received them at 12 inches high with 4 leaves each. Both have grown two leaves each in a period of two weeks. I have them outside under a robellini palm in the pool enclosure they are watered 3 times a week by a small spritzer spray head and seem to be doing just fine. Seems that the mail order plant business is very professional ! Ooops forgot to mention I live in Florida in Melbourne on the Atlantic coast, inland, not beachside, easy growing.
Nice weather for Alocasia, Colocasia and Caladiums.
Heat & water, heat & water, heat and water and they grow like crazy.
I also Have Pink china, Mojito and Nancy's revenge as well as
Xanthosoma sagitifolium[?] grown from grocery bought Tubers [Malanga] and bunches of caladiums in pots and garden. I will post pics in the Aroid forum soon.

Emilio

Neutral stevesivek On Aug 1, 2010, stevesivek from Baytown, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

FYI: the pronunciation of the hybrid name is FREE-deck.

Positive ceejaytown On Aug 29, 2006, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant makes a striking addition to the shade garden. It is root hardy here, but slow to return, so I have mine planted in a pot, and take it inside in the winter to give it a head start in the spring.

Positive Happenstance On Apr 28, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Commonly found Alocasia thought to be a hybrid of A. amazonica x A.micholitziana.

Positive mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has velvety green leaves with silvery-white veins.Likes high light but will do well in the shade.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

El Mirage, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Highfill, Arkansas
Miami, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Bayview, Texas
Houston, Texas
Oakley, Utah



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